Renfrew is the former county town of the historic county of Renfrewshire, situated 3 miles northeast of Paisley and 5 miles west of Glasgow.
Recently named as one of the UK’s top towns, the historical county town of Renfrew has lots to offer. It is also known as ‘the cradle of the Stewarts’ for its early links with Scotland’s former royal house. The stunning A-listed mid-Victorian Renfrew Town Hall building, often referred to as the ‘Disney Castle’ for its distinctive tower, should be your starting point, housing a VisitScotland 4-star-awarded community museum which tells the story of Renfrew’s rich heritage. The town is also ideally-placed for exploring the Renfrew Riverside area and the many shopping and leisure activities available at intu Braehead and Soar.
Other attractions in Renfrew include The Experience Scotland’s Premier Indoor Electric Go Karting Arena at Hillington, Renfrew Golf Club, the Inchinnan Bascule Bridge, the only opening Bascule Bridge in the whole of Scotland and Robertson Park which offers various amenities and activities including a duck pond, floral gardens, BMX course, skate park, tennis courts, bowling green, sensory garden, cycle tracks, swing parks and a small animal enclosure.
Fitness fanatics can choose from a wealth of gyms including the Renfrew Leisure Centre, the David Lloyd leisure club and Excercise4less. The Grade ‘B’ listed Victory Baths (Renfrew Victory Baths) are a particularly fine example of an Edwardian 25-yard swimming pool and the King George V Playing Field has six full-sized pitches for playing football, rugby and cricket.
Renfrew does not have an operational train station however it has excellent links to the M8 from both ends of the town and McGills and First Bus run a regular service through Renfrew to Paisley, Glasgow, Erskine and beyond. The Renfrew Ferry is a passenger ferry service linking Renfrew and Yoker.